• Winner of Google Business Group’s 2017 Story

    October 16, 2017 •CAREER, NEPAL •Author:

    Having created history in Google Business Group Story Search in 2014, Yellow Nepal had set its mark, becoming one of the three winners that year. Out of 36 semi-finalists in 2014, 3 semi-finalists were from Nepal. This representation rose to 5 in 2016, out of total 22 global semi-finalists. This...

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  • Monsoon Melancholy—A misery in Kathmandu

    August 7, 2017 •NEPAL •Author:

    Monsoon is one of my favorite seasons. Petrichor – the fresh smell of earth after a downpour is such a pleasant one, it rejuvenates me and recharges my energy. As the dust of Kathmandu settles down with rain, for a short, the air surrounding the valley becomes fresh and breathable. Even...

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  • Himalayan Honey

    May 25, 2017 •NEPAL •Author:

    Mountains mean different things to different people. For me, Maha Bhir (Honey Cliff) of Darkha, named after its sheer cliffs, created terror and respect in me as a young boy. Its cliffs, home to Himalayan honey bees, are awe-inspiring because of their height and difficult ascent. Large Himalayan...

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  • Empowering children through the power of breathing

    December 26, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Last month, I, along with a group of Nepali youth, came together for a workshop to help underprivileged children. I am an International Citizenship Service (ICS) volunteer – a volunteering program led by VSO and funded by the UK government. It’s a volunteering opportunity for youth from...

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  • Menstruating women, biased god, and the aftermath

    December 23, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Last week, a 15-year-old girl in Nepal died after being sent to live in a “shed” while she was menstruating. The news has been everywhere, sending the world into a frenzy that a practice like this could still exist in 2016. It exists. Not only in villages of Nepal but also in ultra-modern homes...

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  • My Small Effort for these beautiful children in Phulbari

    November 6, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Green is the color of nature as you can only see the green color everywhere with hardworking and beautiful people all around with a beautiful smile. On my visit to Phulbari, I went to only boarding school which was designed to enhance the productivity and to provide the English medium education to...

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  • A life not mine – what I learned from volunteering in rural...

    September 30, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    I had always wanted to volunteer and do something for my community before I got busy focusing on my career. I’ve always been interested in exploring new places and meeting new people. I like learning through experience. All of these reasons combined, motivated me to apply at...

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  • What I Think of The Kabul Attack

    April 8, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    All we have to offer, all that we feel, is sympathy. Because it didn’t happen to us. The one who reads this can either be in pain or can only imagine it. And while some of us are occupied complaining about who was responsible, what went wrong and what our next move should be, we …...

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  • Changing Society, Generation Gap and Expectations

    March 28, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Image adopted from: Not long ago, one of my good friends reviled the generation gap. He lambasted on how his parents never comprehended his situations. Thus, every talk ended up in contentious discussion. And suddenly everything was a conundrum. There he...

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  • Glory of the Himalaya

    March 24, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is, according to geologists, the youngest group of mountains on planet Earth.  The...

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  • The Rickshaw Ride: Fun, Fear & Reality

    February 4, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    I have always been very excited and glad whenever I get a chance to travel outside valley (which I don’t get mostly). This year, going to Eastern Nepal was a very magnificent experience. I had opportunity to try many things which were left undone until. One of the fun things I tried this time was...

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  • Identity Crisis: Am I Nepali?

    February 1, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Growing up abroad we heard words like BBCD – British Born Confused Desis (substituted ABCD for Americans), Coconut (brown on the outside white inside) and plenty of other stereotypes that were used to put ‘people like us’ in a box. Back then, I was very much a Nepali who had just been living...

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  • “Back off India:” Is it working?

    December 28, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions on Nepal, Nepali citizens have been going through a rough time in the wake of the coming harsh winter. It is absolutely...

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  • Dear Madhes!

    December 4, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Dear Madhes, It is 100th day of shutdown!!! One hundred day in 365 days amounts to some 27.39 %. And for this much time- you have been silently shouting by staying stagnant. Thanks to the Earthquake that had least impact in Terai ( in comparison) and now- how life is out of gear makes it …...

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  • Message to Madhesi Youth

    November 22, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Dear Madhesi Youth friends, I was born and raised in Terai. I understand the language and I know the culture/customs to a large extent. I used to cut banana trees during Chhath Puja, and excitedly eat the Prasad after the puja. My next door neighbor was a Madhesi. And, before you make judgement...

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